AiRMOUR a 3-year-long EU-project, where we shall research the use of drones and fly drones in city and suburban districts for emergency-medical uses. Stavanger has been selected as a test arena, and the first drones are planned to fly in the city before the end of 2022.
The AiRMOUR project shall look at challenges and needs that we have connected to “blue light” drones in towns and society. When an accident is outdoors the drones can arrive quickly at the site of the incident, irrespective of traffic queues or other road restrictions.
"The City of Stavanger wishes to take an active role in developments that we know are coming in drone-use. We hope that this project will give us knowledge and experience for the future”, says project leader, Terje Rygh, of the Smart City department.
In the course of the project we shall involve the kommune’s residents to learn what they think about the use of drones. We shall also create e-learning courses and toolsfor city planners, drone operators and others.
First out in Stavanger
If everything goes to plan the first drones for delivering essential medical goods and samples will fly above Stavanger in the Autumn of 2022, with trials of passenger-carrying drones in 2023. eHang Scandinavia are flying the drones in the project.
The project is coordinated by VTT in Finland. The consortium consists of cities in six countries: Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg and Netherlands. The consortium has also 13 partners, which include research institutes, civil aviation authorities and emergency service operators. See all the partners on the EU’s official project pages.